Archive for April, 2010

"Good Work"

I just came across your website and I would like to express my gratitude to you for taking up this cause in such a powerful and eloquent way. Your website articulates a feeling I have had since I started reading commentary on my favorite pieces. My favorite art is all from the genres ARC highlights. Its visual beauty and romantic themes strike an element in the core of my soul. I am not at art-guy… at all. In fact I am a military officer. But when I saw Edmund Blair Leighton's Accolade and God Speed pieces, they stopped me cold in my tracks. I have since held a quiet obsession with the pre-raphaelites.

It slays me that such works of genuine, beautiful, meaningful art get relegated to the cheap "pop" art category sold in malls when some downright disgusting pieces are showcased in museums and exhibitions all over the world.

Thank you for what you do.

-James Naugle

Posted Tuesday, April 27th, 2010

ARC Approved™ Studio Incamminati Professional Program
ARC Approved™ Studio Incamminati accepting applications for the 2010-2011 Full-Time Professional Program

The Professional Program is intensive and immersive. Under the artistic direction of ARC Living Master™ Nelson Shanks, and working under instructors trained by him, artists at Studio Incamminati practice time-honored techniques of drawing and painting as the foundation for creative expression and meaningful visual communication.

The Professional Program also addresses the practical skills necessary for a successful career, such as writing an artist's statement and preparing for an exhibition.
For reasons why Studio Incamminati can help you, see:
View the curriculum at:

I Wanna be Adored
By instructor Stephen Early
Oil on Linen, 2010
Portrait Society of America 2010 Certificate of Excellence
Posted Tuesday, April 27th, 2010

New ARC Approved™ Atelier, CAS, in Springville Utah
The Center for Academic Study and Naturalist Painting (CAS) in Springville, Utah is now an ARC Approved™ Atelier.

Click here for the CAS Gallery in the ARC Approved™ Ateliers and Schools section.

Hope of Penitent by Ryan Brown, Dir of CAS
Ryan Brown, Director of CAS
Hope of the Penitent
Posted Wednesday, April 21st, 2010

ARC Scholarship Contest Deadline May 10
Don't miss the deadline for the 2010 ARC Scholarship Competition
$30,000 in Grants Available

Students of painting and sculpture will submit examples of paintings and sculpture rendered from life and representative of nature as reflected in figurative studies and compositions, landscapes, still lives, and portraits — work that that seeks to capture a fully recognizable likeness of the model.

Scholarships are awarded solely on the basis of merit. There is no application fee.

Applications and required supporting material must be received by May 10, 2010 for scholarships awarded for the fall 2010 term.

Click here for more information and the 2010 ARC Scholarship Prospectus

Posted Monday, April 19th, 2010